If you seem to have frequent roofing problems when the winter season sets in, you should consider upgrading to a metal roof. In this blog, your local roofing company State Roofing shares the reasons that make metal roofs your home’s best defense for winter.
Metal Roofing Can Be Installed Close to Winter
Most roofing systems are ideally installed during late spring to early fall for many reasons: there’s less chance of rain, supply lines are less likely to get delayed and it doesn’t cause much conflict with homeowners’ schedules. Certain roofing materials also need to be installed within a certain range of temperatures. For example, asphalt shingles can’t be installed during cold seasons because the backing material can become too brittle.
Metal roofing doesn’t have such problems, making it suitable for late-fall installation. A knowledgeable roofing contractor will, of course, select the proper decking, insulation and underlayment to ensure no damage will be caused by the cold.
Metal Roofing Is Lighter
Timing is an important part of roofing installation during cold days. If you were to switch from asphalt shingles to a heavier material like tile, the installation timeframe would be much longer. This is because the support structure may require additional reinforcement to support the new roof. Metal roofs are much lighter, which means, barring moisture damage and other kinds of structural damage, it can be installed over an existing roof structure.
Metal Roofing Efficiently Sheds Snow
Metal roofs have a smooth surface that is much more efficient at shedding snow, which reduces the need to remove snow from your roof in case of heavy snowfall. Combined with a heated gutter system, damage caused by increased roofing weight won’t be a problem during winter.
Metal Roofs Are Energy Efficient
A properly designed and installed metal roof helps create an insulated barrier that prevents heat leaks during winter and help you save on indoor heating costs. Additionally, reflective coatings can be applied to metal roofs, which can help reduce solar heat absorption. This feature can help you save on indoor cooling costs during the summer season.
State Roofing is your leading provider of roofing installation, repair, and maintenance services. Give us a call at (360) 794-7164 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Tacoma and Kirkland, WA.